Peace Always- Shakira
This proverb has helped me to cope in the time of loss. The recent death of musician Prince hit me hard.. Though I never met him or even saw him perform live, I was most fortunate to have atleast known his music. I feel as if I lost a good friend. May he rest in peace and power!!! To all my readers who may have lost a loved one...I'm sure that the grieving process won't be complete over night. But let this proverb guide you towards quicker healing.
Peace Always- Shakira
A woman has been accused of a sex crime with a 2-year-old, according to Simpsonville Police.
Peggy Louise Atkins has been charged with Sexual Conduct with a minor 3rd degree.
Police say it happened on April 18.
The foster parent of the toddler says the child’s nurse had the child in an inappropriate position.
Atkins was employed by a company hired by Medicare.
The warrant says Atkins “… willfully and lewdly commit lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body of a 2-year-old female victim (EM), with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the list, passions, or sexual desires of the defendant.” The warrant says probable cause came from witness statements and photographic evidence.Atkins is in the Greenville Co. Detention Center with no bond.
The victim was abused and left paralyzed a year ago. The 2-year-old’s birth mother tells us she believes her daughter’s suffering could have been prevented.
“It is very devastating. It is heartbreaking,” Kaya Thomas said.
Kaya says her 2-year-old daughter can’t move or speak and needs daily medical care. Last year, she was left paralyzed from her father’s abuse. After her baby went to the hospital, the state never let her bring her home.
“They think that I put her at risk for letting it happen to her,” she explained. “And I don’t have a car and I have a 4-year-old. How will I take care of my 4-year-old and my child with special needs now that she has because of her injuries?”Her baby was put in DSS custody. She says she visited her foster home often but last week she was denied that visit. That’s when she found out her child had been through even more traumatic abuse.
“You know, my daughter is going through all of this and I had nothing to do with it and I am being held accountable for something I had nothing to do with,” she added. “I just want my daughter to come back home, and I’ll just be fighting for her.” Kaya is speaking out because she believes if her daughter would have been at her home it never would have happened. She says she has been fighting for the last year to get her baby back home and out of DSS care.“I love my child and I would never let anything happen to her.”
Kaya has other children that are not in DSS custody. DSS told us they cannot comment on their case.
“I just want people to know that my child is out there getting hurt. It doesn’t need to be just my voice. There needs to be a lot of other voices out there,” Kaya said about wanting others to join in her fight. “She can’t say I’m being hurt or this hurts or stop or no.”
There are times when you visit such a place or meet such a people that it's overwhelming leaving you speechless...in a good way I will add!! Barbados is such that place. It's a place that you must visit for yourself. You must take in this energy of freeness that this land brings. I've met some beautiful people while there and I'd like to dedicate this poem to those people.
Peace Always~ Shakira
Barbados I've dreamt of you
Golden people, sun kissed skin
Descendants of slaves, an African people
though not beaten down- resilient...sovereignty
Each woman elder my grandmother reincarnate- ancestor
The spirit of Bussa, with the heart of Garvey runs through the veins
Jah, Rasta-far-I heritage merge- pan-Africans
Reparations are due.....it's true
Barbados I dream for you
A land of turquoise aqua
Brotherly and sisterly encompassed utopia
For this is your glory!
Surpass my expectations, this beautiful island nation
Barbados I dream of you
You have lift my spirits high
I beg to question why....
Can't back home share your vision?
Where racism is non- existent
Here I am sister that has returned to one of my many homes - Diaspora
Be united...stand oh Barbados
Be a beacon of light
Home of the brave and land of the free
Barbados until again..
I dream of you
"I'm an avid student of life, love, and spirit. My blog isn't about external beauty per se, clothes, fashion, make-up,or even politics. No none of these things!! The articles that I write come from my heart and are about something simple yet complex, rugged yet fragile, dark yet light. Something beautiful yet at times can be ugly. I write about something that all reading this shouldn't take for granted. Life!! Something everlasting yet fleeting." - Shakira Z. Ch'i Peace Always